Job Title:Project Manager & Engineer-in-Training
Employer:Wigen Water Technologies
Grad Year:2014
Degree(s):B. Eng. (Environmental)
Major(s):Environmental Engineering
Industry:Environmental Services

What makes you a good mentor?

When I was a student, I didn't have a lot of female mentors who had been through engineering. There were a lot of people who helped me get to have the awesome life I have today, and I want to help others get the same opportunities that I had. I also think that engineering presents a lot of lifestyle balance challenges, and it can be nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of, as well as just to get a cup of coffee with and de-stress after a difficult midterm or a regular old bad day. I want to encourage people (and especially young women) to keep on keeping on even when it gets tough, and to help them realize what opportunities exist at the school NOW that they can take advantage of - and be great at!!

About Caleigh Rutledge

Caleigh is a 2014 graduate from Carleton University in environmental engineering with a minor in geomatics. While at school, Caleigh fully committed to the university experience both within the classroom and beyond. She spent a great deal of time volunteering in student experience activities – EngFrosh, the Carleton Student Engineering Society, and Leonardo’s Lounge, to name a few. In addition, Caleigh also got involved with the engineering student experience on the national level, co-chairing the Canadian Engineering Competition in 2013. She continues to be involved with helping Carleton students prepare for the Debate competition, acting as a judge and coach at the Carleton level.

Currently, Caleigh works as a project manager and environmental engineer in training at Wigen Water Technologies in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Caleigh’s background as a student was primarily in services related to contamination and monitoring, but she now works on the treatment side of things, specializing in water and wastewater treatment.

In her free time, Caleigh is a competitive dressage (horseback) rider and also plays co-ed recreational soccer.